HAPPY HALLOWEEN! DON'T FORGET TO ENTER: Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

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Happy Halloween! It’s the day of reckoning and time to enter your kids’ costumes in Inhabitots’ Green Halloween™ Costume Contest! Now’s the time to cast a spell on our judges with your cleverest kids’ costume creations! We can’t wait to see your crafty, inventive DIY, homemade, eco Halloween costumes that your little ghouls and goblins will wear tonight to go trick or treating! You have between now and 11:59pm on November 1, 2014 to upload the photos of your costume contenders to our contest site here. This year we’re awarding over $200 in prizes to the lucky winners! Read on to learn more and to see some incredibly creative winning costumes of past years!

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The Switch Witch: Solving the Halloween Candy Conundrum

by 10/30/14   filed under: eco toddler, green baby, green family, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, parenting

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Researchers Say Autism May be Linked to More Than 100 Genes

by 10/30/14   filed under: health & body, news

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Scientists have had a fair share of trouble finding out which genes cause autism — due to parents’ unwillingness to have their kids tested — and a lack of technology. However, a new development has emerged as researchers at more than 50 laboratories have noted that they’ve officially identified more than 100 genes that are possibly mutated in children with autism. In the new research, published recently in Nature, scientists say that many causes of autism are mutations that crop up spontaneously. The spontaneity of this matters because it shows that parents are not passing down autism genes to their children. Of the studies recently published, researchers show that one group of mutations contributes to autism in high-IQ, high-functioning boys, while another group of mutations influences autism in girls and boys with lower IQs. Michael Ronemus, a researcher at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and an author of one of the studies tells NPR, “What is the amazing thing about autism genetics is that in many cases you disrupt just one copy of the gene, you cause some sort of dysfunction. That’s very different from other genetic disorders, which require mutations on both copies of a gene to cause trouble.”

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9 Year-Old Shutterbug Wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award

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7 Awesome Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids!

by 10/30/14   filed under: eco toddler, green family, green halloween, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, halloween, how-to

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HOW TO: Upcycle an Old Step 2 Car into a Shiny New Batmobile!

by 10/29/14   filed under: craft, eco play, eco toddler, green toys, how-to

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HOW TO: Make an Exotic Spinach and Green Tea Energy-Smoothie

by 10/29/14   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipes, vegan cooking

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Infant Formula Sold in Portland Contains Pesticide-Resistant GMOs

by 10/29/14   filed under: baby feeding, news, toxins

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If you live in Oregon, you’ve likely heard of current Ballot Measure 92, which would require products containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), to be labeled as containing GMOs‘ if sold in the state. Unfortunately, labeling hasn’t come soon enough, as the Center for Food Safety (CFS) recently discovered that two brands of baby formula sold at a Portland, Oregon area Fred Meyers – Similac Soy Isomil and Enfamil Prosobee Powder Soy Infant Formula – have tested positive for genetically engineered soy that’s been designed to be resistant to Monsanto’s glyphosate and Bayer Crop Science’s glufosinate.

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Cupcake Reusable Nursing Pads are Made from Organic Cotton & Hemp

Cupcake Reusable Nursing Pads are Made from Organic Cotton & Hemp

As any new mom knows, it takes a couple of weeks (or months) for your breast milk supply to regulate, and we bet we’re not the only ones who have leaked in a less-than-ideal…

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13 Enchanting and Eco-Friendly Castle Play Sets for Young Princes and Princesses

13 Enchanting and Eco-Friendly Castle Play Sets for Young Princes and Princesses

Fairy Tale Castle This solid and stately fairy tale castle is built to withstand battles and sieges aplenty. Featuring a functional drawbridge and lots of room inside to organize…

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7 Creative Ways to Use Excess Halloween Candy

7 Creative Ways to Use Excess Halloween Candy

TweetEmail Image © Arina P Habich via Shutterstock 1) Save candy for gingerbread house decorating. Decorating gingerbread houses for the winter holidays (or even for…

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Kids Can Create Four Different Wooden Creatures With Wodibow's "Mastodonts"

Kids Can Create Four Different Wooden Creatures With Wodibow's "Mastodonts"

Wodibow wooden animals are delightfully crafted toys made to spark a child’s imagination and encourage building skills while also honoring “Mastodon-sized animals.”…

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Vegan Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte (with Real Pumpkin)

HOW TO: Make Your Own Vegan Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte (with Real Pumpkin)

TweetEmail 1. Gather the ingredients. 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top of drink 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, plus more for sprinkling…

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6 Scary Home Air Pollutants to Avoid this Halloween & Beyond

6 Scary Home Air Pollutants to Avoid this Halloween & Beyond

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'Pink Tints of Blue' App Shows that Gender Perceptions May be Easily Reconfigured

'Pink Tints of Blue' App Shows that Gender Perceptions May be Easily Reconfigured

TweetEmail As Nevieraitė notes, “Entering a toy store reminds us that modern Western society is a binary one, with a strict split between girls and boys. There is a pink…

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Stack and Scare Blocks Make Building Playful Creatures a Scream

Stack and Scare Blocks Make Building Playful Creatures a Scream

Each Roar! set, brilliantly designed by Invisible Creature, comes beautifully packaged in four different kits. Each kit is designed for ages 3 and up and comes with 14 to 18 pieces of…

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Study Finds Dangerous Hidden Chemicals in Halloween Costumes and "Trick or Treat" Bags Sold at Popular Retailers Including Target & Party City

Study Finds Dangerous Hidden Chemicals in Halloween Costumes and "Trick or Treat" Bags Sold at Popular Retailers Including Target & Party City

A study released today by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project has found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and party supplies…

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HOW TO: Make Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

HOW TO: Make Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

1. Gather the ingredients 1 cup of pumpkin 1 cup of chickpeas 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup of lemon juice 1/2 glass of water 1 tsp of cumin 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper 1/3 cup of olive…

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